View Full Version : Pics of my fairy fern/moss whatever.

06-03-2009, 12:31 AM
This stuff IS a weed.But its cool looking.I picked this up with my pond lotus this past weekend and put a handful in my tank.


06-03-2009, 12:32 AM
Looks very nice actually!

06-03-2009, 12:33 AM
That looks great!!!! Weeds can be pretty cool too!!!

06-03-2009, 12:36 AM
Its actually fairy moss or azolla.I googled it.As it truns out its a fantastic treat for koi and goldfish.I think I will raise this stuff,they eat like hogs I could use some free food!

06-03-2009, 12:37 AM
LOL Good idea!!! I love that!!! So you say you bought it at a pond supply store or where?

06-03-2009, 12:39 AM
LOL Good idea!!! I love that!!! So you say you bought it at a pond supply store or where?
I bought a lotus,they come in a 5 gal pot with water in it.The post was full of this stuff.

06-03-2009, 12:41 AM
Oh I see so it was a tag along. Humm I am gonna have to go look for some of that stuff. They will probably look at me funny when I am looking in all the pots trying to find weeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-03-2009, 12:52 AM
It's Azolla all right, Hobb's has been wanting some

06-08-2009, 10:27 PM
I like the look of it as well.thumbs2:

06-08-2009, 10:32 PM
Thats growing in real nice!
Do the koi eat much of it?

06-08-2009, 11:33 PM
Those are really cool looking. What do they look like from underneath?

06-08-2009, 11:40 PM
14943It has a spindly looking root system under it about an inch and half long.As for koi food,there is none left in the pond at all!

06-17-2009, 02:01 AM
Where can I find this stuff for sale?

That root system would look amazing in my aquarium between my water lettuce =]

06-17-2009, 02:04 AM
Found it from a guy on aquabid...actually ended up being the same guy I got my water lettuce from =]


Lady Hobbs
06-17-2009, 10:47 AM
It's pretty. Ya know, I vendure to think that half the plants we use are actually weeds.

06-17-2009, 10:53 AM
It's very pretty! thumbs2:

07-27-2009, 06:09 PM
so what defines a weed if we like it can feed it to our fish and are desparate to get a little

Girl Got Mojo
07-27-2009, 06:15 PM
I think the basic definition of weed is "unwanted" but that fairy stuff is certainly NOT unwanted its so pretty, and unusual looking.The leaves are squarish looking lol Very nice.